Waved Albatrosses Need Protection

Waved Albatrosses Need Protection

If we rely on the oceans for food, how do we care for ocean dependent creatures? The Waved Albatross is increasingly endangered. This species breeds exclusively in the Galápagos Islands. Actually, almost all on one small island. In spite of efforts to protect the...
The return of the tortoises

The return of the tortoises

Good news today about the return of the tortoises native to Isla Española in the Galápagos Islands. This distinctive species once thrived on the oldest and easternmost island of the archipelago. In these days of mass extinctions, we may well look to the Galápagos...
Miles Before I Sleep

Miles Before I Sleep

Closer to home than my previous trip, on a drizzly September weekend with rain in the forecast I attended the Pacific NW Writers’ Association writing conference at a hotel on International Boulevard across the street from SeaTac airport. Getting to a destination...
Door to Door by Ground

Door to Door by Ground

Reducing the Giant Carbon Footprint of Air Travel 32 The square feet of Arctic summer sea ice cover melted by one passenger’s share of emissions on a 2,500-mile flight. THIRTY-TWO SQUARE FEET About the size of a queen-sized bed for each passenger on a cross country or...

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